I Wrote This For You by Pleasefindthis: review

I Wrote This For YouI Wrote This For You by Pleasefindthis

Stand Alone

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Age Group: Young Adult/Adult

Genre: Contemporary, Poetry

Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing

Release Date: December 20th 2011

Synopsis: I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it. They may think they get it, but they don’t. This is the sign you’ve been looking for. You were meant to read these words.

My Thoughts:

I see this book as a lie and also a truth. It tells me that it was written just for me and it is, in a way. I felt touched by it. It even made me tear up. This is what made it a truth. But it was also written for millions of other people that might unexpectedly stumble upon this book like I did. So that also makes it a lie.

But even if it is a little bit of a lie and a little bit of a truth, I loved this book. It is a beautiful, haunting, and human piece of work that made me truly wonder about the people, feelings, and things in my life.

I Wrote This For You is a compilation of notes, written to you, and photos that match the essence of what the notes are saying. These notes and photos are a bit tricky to talk about since everyone will read them in a different way.

The person writing the notes is a very flawed ‘person’. Yes, the things he says are poetic. Yes, the things he says will mean a lot to people. But there is a certain vibe I got from him. I felt that sometimes he bordered on being obsessive and even stalker-ish. And maybe even superior.

Which is why whenever I am deeply touched when he says something like this…

“And you asked why people always expected you to smile in photographs. And I told you it was because they hoped that in the future, there would be something to smile about.”

Or like this…

“I hold you like I do, tightly because I know that one day, I’ll die.

And I am determined to do it with a smile on my face.”

I feel very disturbed… Here I am, feeling very touched and saddened by a line said by a person who gives me the creeps. I am not saying that this is a bad thing, of course. The very fact that this book touches and disturbed proves that I Wrote This For You is a fantastic book.

I Wrote This For You is a book that is hard to review, to say the least. Because, like I said before, this book will be read in a different way by everyone. It depends on your experiences in life. For me, this book was about how hard it was to stay you and how hard it is to know if you truly love someone. For you, this might mean something else entirely.


7 thoughts on “I Wrote This For You by Pleasefindthis: review

  1. I’ve never heard of this book, but the second I read the title I was intrigued. Then I read the synopsis and I was hooked. And then I read your review and I decided I need to read this book asap. I’m currently on a book buying ban until I finish the books I already own, but this is definitely going on my wish list (and my bday is coming up, so why not?) I find it interesting it’s written to the reader and creates this intimate connection, even though it’s a lie because millions of readers have access to it. Oh, I want I want. Great review! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you! The title is what got me intrigued, too 🙂 This is really worth the read since the Amazon Kindle ebook copy is only about four bucks.

      Oh, and Happy Early Bday!

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